Veteran actress and internet sensation Taimur Ali Khan’s grandmother, Sharmila Tagore, says the only way for the family to deal with the paparazzi frenzy over her grandson is to accept it.
The two-year-old son of Saif All Khan and Kareena Kapoor is always surrounded (hounded) by a bunch of paparazis.
On Sunday, interacting with the media at the HELLO! Hall of Fame Awards 2019, the 74-year-old former silverscreen queen said, “I suppose we have to live with it. This is the age of social media. I don’t think anything can be done about it.”
She feels if one cannot beat the trend then one should join it. However, she is also apprehensive. She feels the excessive media coverage is not good for Taimur as he is too small to deal with it.
“I am very old-fashioned. I don’t think children should be exposed to all this.
“However I learnt from Sara (Sara Ali Khan, Taimur’s half-sister) to say if you can’t beat them then join them,” Sharmila Tagore told the media.
Taimur’s pictures regularly feature on Page 3. He catches more eyeballs apparently than any actor’s kid of the film industry. When asked what Sharmila felt about that, she said: “I guess I should be happy about it but I don’t think it’s very good for the child.”
She received the Lifetime achievement award at HELLO! Hall of Fame Awards 2019. “I think it’s a great honour. It’s a recognition from very prestigious media house so, I am very honoured. I suppose they are giving me award for working many years in this wonderful film industry,” Sharmila Tagore added. (IANS)
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